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ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON
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Saturday, December 16, 2017
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  • Dedication of Trinity Dome Mosaic marks completion of National Shrine
    Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl was the principal celebrant of a Dec. 8 Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary and to dedicate the National Shrine’s newly completed Trinity Dome Mosaic.
  • For founder of Italian mosaic studio, completion of Trinity Dome is a dream come true
    Giovanni Travisanutto’s mosaic career began when he was an 11-year-old boy standing on a step stool to reach the workbench at the mosaic school in Spilimbergo, Italy, and ended with him once again reaching new heights as he stood on top of scaffolding about 150 feet in the air, helping to install the mosaic section that would complete both his career and the original plans of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.
  • Pope Francis names Bishop Knestout to lead the Diocese of Richmond
    Pope Francis on Dec. 5 named Washington Auxiliary Bishop Barry C. Knestout to be the new bishop of Richmond, Virginia. Bishop Knestout, who will be Richmond’s 13th bishop, succeeds Bishop Francis DiLorenzo, who headed that diocese from 2004 until his death on Aug. 17.
    
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  • Through donations to the National Shine, American Catholics help build their church
    The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington is often affectionately referred to as “America’s Catholic Church,” because it was envisioned as a gift from all American Catholics to display the country’s many cultures and their devotion to Mary. The shrine is dedicated to the Blessed Mother under her title of the Immaculate Conception, whom Pope Pius IX declared the “Patroness of the United States” in 1847.
  • Designing mosaic for massive dome was challenging, say father and son who led effort
    The father and son team of Viggo and Martin Rambusch were the artistic designers of the Trinity Dome Mosaic that was dedicated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl on Dec. 8 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Bishop Dorsonville celebrates Mass for Dreamers on Capitol Hill
    While celebrating a Mass to pray for Dreamers at St. Peter’s Church on Capitol Hill, Washington Auxiliary Bishop Mario Dorsonville encouraged Christians to pray for and advocate on behalf of those young immigrants who face an uncertain future.
  • ‘Witnessing the completion of a pilgrimage’
    The following is the transcript of a Catholic Standard interview with Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, about the new Trinity Dome of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Colorful tiles, reflecting heart of Jesus and school’s community
    A glimmering mosaic of the Sacred Heart of Jesus now stands out in the middle of the busy Mount Pleasant and Columbia Heights neighborhoods of Washington thanks to the hard work of students, teachers and parents from Sacred Heart School, who hand-placed each tile of the new mosaic onto a wall in front of their school.
  • Advent and infertility: Rediscovering a season of hope
    Advent is meant to be a season of hope and expectation. We're busy getting ready for Christmas, and, in the middle of all the shopping, wrapping, baking, and decorating, we're preparing ourselves spiritually for the coming of Christ.
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